Hamilton Incline Railway

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Hamilton Incline Railway (Wentworth Street Incline Railway/Mount Hamilton Railway)
Overview
Locale Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Transit type Funicular railway
Number of stations 2
Operation
Began operation 1892
Operator(s) The Peninsula Hotels
Technical
System length 800 feet (240 m)
Track gauge 12 ft 1 12 in (3,696 mm)[1]


The Mount Hamilton Railway was built in 1895 in Hamilton, Ontario.[2] In 1906 a new owner renamed it Wentworth Street Incline Railway.[citation needed] The system has two tracks with two car operation with second generation cars used after 1910.[1]

A double wide road was paved in 1929 and the railway stopped running in 1936 when the company went bankrupt.[3] The historic structure was vandalized and finally demolished 1949.[1]

The site of the railway is covered by trees with a set of stairs connecting from Wentworth Street South and Charlton Street East up to Sherman Access and then again up to Upper Wentworth Street and Mountain Park Avenue. A plaque at Mountain Park Avenue is the only reminder of the incline railway.

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